Garmin Forerunner 205 vs 405

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Comparison chart of product specifications and features between Garmin Forerunner 205 and 405

Garmin Sports / Running GPS
Forerunner 205Forerunner 405
Forerunner 205
Forerunner 205 (Discontinued model. But this model may still be available in the market)
Forerunner 405
Forerunner 405
View the latest priceGarmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.1" x 2.7" x 0.7" (5.33 x 6.86 x 1.78 cm)1.88" x 2.78" x 0.646" (4.8 x 7.1 x 1.6 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.3" x 0.8" (3.3 x 2.0 cm)1.06" (2.7 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH:160 x 100 pixels124 x 95 pixels
Battery life:10 hours, typical2 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
Heart rate monitor:noyes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor:noyes (optional)
Foot pod:noyes (optional)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):noyes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button):yesno
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace):yesyes (for advanced workouts only)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):yesyes (for advanced workouts only)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):noyes
Sport watch:noyes
Weight:2.72 oz (77 g)2.11 oz (60 g)
What's Common
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Water resistant:yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Lap history:1000 laps1000 laps
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yesyes
Garmin Training Center® software compatible:yesyes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):yesyes
Courses (compete against previous activities):yesyes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):yesyes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):yesyes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):yesyes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):yesyes
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals):yesyes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):yesyes
Customizable screen(s):yesyes
What's Unavailable
Training effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness):nono
Virtual racer™ (compete against other activities):nono
Ability to add maps:nono
Accepts data cards:nono
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert):nono
Heart rate-based calorie computation:nono
Barometric altimeter:nono
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters):nono
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):nono
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
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Demo Video
N/AVideo 1 of Garmin Forerunner 405 click here – from
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch Click on this link Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor

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